What should you expect at 37 weeks pregnant?


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What to Expect states that a pregnant woman at 37 weeks experiences many symptoms including changes in fetal activity. A pregnant woman may feel regular movements during 37 weeks, but large, constant movements do not occur as much as they used to. Another major symptom of late pregnancy is heartburn or indigestion.

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According to What to Expect, as the cervix begins to dilate, a 37-week mom-to-be may experience the bloody show. The bloody show is a pinkish, brown discharge expelled from the cervix as the blood vessels begin to rupture. Moreover, varicose veins in the legs are a sign of poor circulation, and pregnant women should try sleeping on their left sides or elevating their feet to increase blood circulation. Women approaching their due dates may feel pelvic pain and discomfort caused by the weight of the baby. Other major symptoms at 37 weeks include leg cramps caused by low fluid intake, protruding nipples, enlarged breasts, insomnia and pregnancy brain. Pregnancy brain includes foggy thinking, memory loss and feelings of stress. Pregnancy brain is a combination of pregnancy hormones and fatigue. It can be treated with stress-relieving activities and an increased dosage of omega-3 fatty acids. Pregnant women at this stage may get stretch marks if they haven't already.

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